Pescennius Niger, April to 1 June 193 - March, April or May 194 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit
Pescennius Niger was declared emperor by his troops after the murder of Pertinax. Septimius Severus, after consolidating his own forces and taking Rome, marched upon Niger and defeated him three times. After a fourth in a final defeat at Issus, Niger fled towards Parthia but was overtaken and executed.RS84163. Fouree silver plated denarius, cf. RIC IV 70c (solid silver, official, Antioch mint), Fair, pierced, weight 2.194 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, unofficial counterfeiter mint, obverse IMP CAE PESC NIGER IVST AV (or similar), laureate head right; reverse ROMAE AETERNAE (to eternal Rome), Roma seated left on throne, wearing in military attire, Victory in right hand, spear vertical behind in left, round shield behind resting at base of spear;
$215.00 SALE PRICE $194.00 Julius Caesar and Octavian, Second Triumvirate, 36 B.C., Vienne, Gaul
Vienne is in south-eastern France, 20 miles (32 km) south of Lyon, on the Rhone River. Before the arrival of the Roman armies under Julius Caesar, Vienne was the capital city of the Allobroges. RPC misspells the name, Vienna.
The denomination struck at Vienne was a dupondius and the type was frequently halved to make two asses.RR65956. Bronze cut half dupondius (as), cut half of RPC I 517, SNG Cop -, F, weight 10.384 g, maximum diameter 31.5 mm, die axis 0o, Gaul, Vienne mint, 36 B.C.; obverse IMP / CAESAR DIVI F DIVI IVLI, bare heads of Julius Caesar left [and Octavian right (off flan)]; reverse [C I V] (Colonia Iulia Viennensis), prow right with superstructure;
$95.00 SALE PRICE $85.50 Augustus and Agrippa, 16 - 15 B.C., Colonia Augusta Nemausus, Gaul
This two-headed brass dupondius was commonly cut between the heads, creating two individual one-as coins.
The reverse commemorates the conquest of Egypt in 30 B.C. and was probably issued in connection with Augustus' visit to Gaul in 16 B.C.RP72851. Bronze cut half dupondius (as), cf. SRCV I 1729, RIC I 155, RPC I 523, VF, half of cut coin, green patina, scratches, weight 5.205 g, maximum diameter 27.1 mm, die axis 0o, Colonia Augusta Nemausus (Nimes, France) mint, 16 - 15 B.C.; obverse IMP DIVI F, back to back heads of Augustus, bare head right, and [Agrippa, wearing rostral wreath, (cut, off flan)]; reverse COL NEM, crocodile right chained to a palm, wreath above, two palm fronds below;
$95.00 SALE PRICE $85.50
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